Basic Plumbing Techniques For Your Plumbing Needs

Plumbing seems like a very complicated subject matter. On one hand, it is a real science; plumbers need to be highly skilled at what they do before they can be considered as masters in this field. On the other hand, homeowners must try to learn even the basics of plumbing. You will be able to do some minor repairs and maintenance procedures to be able to save a significant amount of money.


When trying to remove clogs, avoid using chemical drain-cleaners. There are two reasons for this. First, chemicals do not really remove the clogs. They can soften a portion of the clogging material, but they do not remove the very material itself. So in other words, your clogging problem would recur eventually. Secondly, chemicals are likely to eat away your pipes. Of course, this does not take overnight. You might think that this does no damage, but the damage only becomes obvious after months of abuse. And once the damage surfaces, it is usually too late for repairs.


If your flapper is damaged, do not try to repair it. Instead, buy a new flapper or a flapper seat. Not getting a new one would mean that water would leak out, and this would eat away at your budget for your water bills.


What can you do if you have a minor clogging? You do not need to call the plumbers at once, there is the so-called ‘first aid’ that you can do. You can actually pour in hot water to the affected part. This would soften the clogging material, and would make it easier to remove.


However, in the event that there are major issues with regards to your plumbing, do not have second thoughts to call our Markham plumbers for assistance. We are professional plumbers, and are the best in what we do.